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By Sabriya Rice | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the U.S. grows more linguistically diverse, safety experts worry that healthcare providers often fail to make interpreter services available to patients, increasing the risk of adverse events.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals increasingly are outsourcing nonclinical services such as laundry and food to save money. Now, some are turning the cost spotlight on clinical services such as labs and diagnostic imaging. But such moves require hospitals to evaluate service and quality issues.
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By Harris Meyer, Managing editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
We've come to a fascinating point in the Obamacare political battle where Republican candidates aren't sure they still want to attack Democrats over the law, and Democrats still aren't sure they want to claim credit for it.
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Late News
By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Medicaid agreement between the Obama administration and Gov. Tom Corbett will extend coverage to more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, but advocates for the state's low-income residents expressed concern over some concessions the CMS made to get another Republican-led state to expand the program.
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By Darius Tahir | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The CMS finalized a rule allowing hospitals and eligible professionals more flexibility in how they meet meaningful-use requirements for the electronic health-record incentive program.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The troubled Open Payments website is encountering a bit more turbulence. The CMS announced last week that it plans upcoming outages for the site and that downtime would be used for “scheduled maintenance upgrades.”
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The Week Ahead
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
More than 300,000 people could lose their exchange plan coverage this month if they don't send the CMS additional documentation proving their citizenship or legal immigration status by Sept. 5.
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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Physicians and industry groups have until Sept. 2 to make their case that drug- and device-company payments made through accredited continuing medical education programs should not be publicly reported under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
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Regional News
By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kaleida Health kept expenses in check in the first half of 2014, giving the Buffalo, N.Y.-based system higher-than-expected surpluses.
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By Bob Herman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Cadence Health have ratified final terms of their merger, creating a Chicago-area health system with nearly $3 billion in annual revenue.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The number of Arkansas residents signing up for federal Supplemental Security Income benefits has dropped 19% since October 2013, which some state officials are attributing to expanded Medicaid eligibility.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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News
By Steven Ross Johnson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Experts hope the recent ruling by Washington state's Supreme Court prohibiting the holding of psychiatric patients in hospital emergency departments while they wait for admission to a certified mental-health facility will prompt policymakers nationwide to address this pervasive problem.
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By Darius Tahir | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The chief of Connecticut's successful state-based Obamacare exchange is heading to Washington to become CEO of HealthCare.gov.
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By Sabriya Rice | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Kidney-care providers are raising questions about the payment provisions and quality measures to be used in a Medicare initiative scheduled to start in January that will test accountable care models for patients with end-stage renal disease.
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By Rachel Landen | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As social media are deluged with videos of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads in the name of advocacy and philanthropy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), other healthcare not-for-profits can find marketing lessons in the now-famous challenge that they can use for their own...
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health insurers, now required to spend the majority of their premium revenue on patient care, are looking for higher profit returns in businesses other than health insurance. As a result, many are investing in technology ventures.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
States, insurers and patient advocates are debating the meaning and scope of a new CMS bulletin on coverage for comprehensive autism treatment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Signs are piling up that many hospitals will desperately need any boost they can get out of the health insurance gains generated by the healthcare reform law.
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By Modern Healthcare
Voting is now underway for Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Awards for 2014, recognizing healthcare executives for their service to those outside of the organizations they lead to improve their health and well-being of others.
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Cover Story
By Sabriya Rice | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the U.S. grows more linguistically diverse, safety experts worry that healthcare providers often fail to make interpreter services available to patients, increasing the risk of adverse events.
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Features
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals increasingly are outsourcing nonclinical services such as laundry and food to save money. Now, some are turning the cost spotlight on clinical services such as labs and diagnostic imaging. But such moves require hospitals to evaluate service and quality issues.
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Editorial
By Harris Meyer, Managing editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
We've come to a fascinating point in the Obamacare political battle where Republican candidates aren't sure they still want to attack Democrats over the law, and Democrats still aren't sure they want to claim credit for it.
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Guest Commentary
By By Dr. W. Patrick Davey | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The shift of healthcare delivery from inpatient to outpatient settings continues at a rapid pace, allowing people to address their needs through practitioners and places never imagined 10 years ago.
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By By Dr. Prakash Patel | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Implantable and wearable biosensor communications and the data they generate have the potential to significantly change the multitrillion-dollar healthcare industry.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent commentary “Toxic workers put organizations at risk”, toxic behavior can also be linked to the “fear factor,” which is alive and well in healthcare organizations.
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Best Practices
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A decade ago, it wasn't unusual for doctors at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, Mich., to induce labor or perform elective cesarean sections on women who had not yet reached the 39th week of pregnancy.
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Q&A
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner recently spoke with Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association and vice chairman of the National Quality Forum, about the future of value-based payment, narrow networks and antitrust enforcement.
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By the Numbers

A list of the 20 largest biotechnology companies ranked by 12-month revenue as of June 30, 2014. Source: BioPharm Insight. Published Sept. 1, 2014, p. 30.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Peter Leibold has been named Ascension Health's new chief advocacy officer, a position that will make him the top lobbyist for the nation's largest not-for-profit health system. He will start Nov. 1.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Michael Snow, 59, will become CEO of TeamHealth, Knoxville, Tenn.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Sept. 1, 2014, covered the following topics: the uninsured, nursing home quality, home health aide pay, GOP Obamacare legal fees, opioid overuse, dental practice profitability
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There is a freakish correlation between deaths from anticoagulants and the number of U.S. graduates to earn sociology doctorates each year.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
lf you figured a French hospital would be the natural place for a wine bar, you'd be right. Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, about 260 miles south of Paris, plans to open a wine bar this month for terminally ill patients in its palliative-care center.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A young male moose sauntered into an administrative office building of healthcare technology giant Siemens in Dresden, Germany, last week and got stuck behind a glass wall.
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Corrections and Clarifications
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The article “Another year of big pay hikes for not-for-profit hospital CEOs”, should have indicated that former Orlando Health CEO Sherrie Sitarik's 40% pay increase between 2011 and 2012 reflected her...
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